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Living Free Every Day®
Thoughts for Today
We aren't going to agree with one another about everything. (In fact, maybe we won't agree about much!) We are all going to be offended; and offend others. We are all going to make mistakes. That's a given. But we have a choice about how we will respond to the things we don't like or agree with in others. We can judge. We can criticize. We can blame. Or . . . we can respect their opinions. We can try to see things from their perspective. We can overlook and forgive offenses. When they have erred, we can go to them in love and help them get back on track.
When unbelievers look at us, they too often see us pointing fingers at one another, criticizing not only individuals but other denominations or Christian ministries who do things differently than we would. They don't see a picture of Christ's love . . . and so they are repelled, rather than attracted.
Consider this …
Aren't you glad Jesus loves you even when you are at your worst? Are you willing to do the same for others?
These thoughts were drawn from …
Understanding Depression: Overcoming Despair through Christ by Donald G. Miles, Ed.D. This study deals with depression, a condition common throughout the world, and is suggested for use in support groups and Christian counseling.
Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups, and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.
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